So often I have been asked what I am reading. This is a log of my yearly reads along with some reviews as I read them!
I am in my Third year of Senior Pastorate ministry and as much as I love the senior pastors, I must take a moment to appreciate the 40(ish) - 60(ish) Pastors. That generation of leaders and pastors are undeniably unique and have battled so I don’t have to battle. So, to you brothers and sisters, I want to thank you.
As we think about ways to utilize scripture in all areas of our life I want to spend this blog to equip you with resources to win the battles of life.
So lets begin. Whats listed in this blog is really nothing but bible.
10 Verses on Spiritual Warfare
10 Verses to build your Faith
10 Verses to remember When You’re Stressed
There is NOTHING like being a Father. I don’t like crying. I just don’t. Last year on my first Fathers day I couldn’t believe that I was actually a Father. God trusted me with a human being. It’s amazing. There are so many thoughts that have passed through my mind over the year. They range from the comments I have heard as a Father, a black father, being present, pastoring, what being a woman is, and so much more.
As I paused to reflect over the year (with my son lying on my chest as I write) There are so many things that He has taught me that I want to share with you. This 1 year old money guzzling tickle monster is wide beyond his year (lol)
This Attached file speaks to some items that often never want to be addressed in church. So I decided to address them.
Why? When we place ourselves fully at the foot of the cross, we can see Jesus in it.
I pray this blesses you.
For the past 5 years I have preached an Easter Sunday service. Each time it was a beautiful time of sermon preparation. I would find a text, dive deep into it, find something I have never seen or heard preached before, and find celebration at the end. I approached it like a revival. It was the Super Bowl Sunday for preaching. I mean its Easter! OMG!
Then I realized something. Here are some thoughts.
Remember when you first went to school and you arrived on campus and all you heard were phrases like “College will be the best time of your life!” You and your parents were unpacking your microwave, shower caddy, and ramen noodles. The first few weeks of college life, filled with football games and endless orientation mixers, did indeed seem like all that was promised.
So, My wife and I agree on a lot. We agree on how we parent our son, our favorite sports teams, and even that boxers are better than briefs. Over the past few months we have agreed on the name for this season. Spiritual attack. Not only have we agreed but confidants, close friends, and even our own child can see and sense the attack.
So, Court and I are pregnant! Yay! I'm going to be a Father!
So, me being me, I can guarantee four things. I will be Faithful, Consistent, Intentional, and Passionate. Period. That's just me. That being said…I HATE the world for new dads out here. I was joking with Courtney on Black Friday that there should be a “Destination Paternity” store.